Old Overholt is a long-produced American rye whiskey distilled by A. Overholt & Co., currently a subsidiary of Beam Suntory, which is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings of Osaka, Japan. It is produced at the Jim Beam distillery in Clermont, Kentucky. It is one of the few straight rye whiskies available at most liquor stores in the U.S. It is aged for three years and bottled at 80 proof (40% alcohol by volume).
Old Overholt was originally distilled in Broad Ford, Pennsylvania and was called "Monongahela", as were all pure ryes of the earlier republic. The company claims to have been established in 1810. The whiskey is named for Abraham Overholt, a farmer and distiller and grandfather of American Industrialist Henry Clay Frick.
Whisky guru Jim Murray writes, "creamy nose...citrus notes...very hard rye...momentarily moist and sweet before going on to perfect the driest, crispest finish of its genre."
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